The progress made by India during the seven plans was immense and very significant.
The five year plans had four goals which they tried to adhere to and fulfill too.
The industrial sector became more diversified and its contribution to the GDP rose substantially.
Green revolution ushered a big change in agriculture and land reforms and land ceiling legislation ensured that the output levels increased, the intermediaries like zamindars got abolished, and the small farmer also had protection.
The promotion of small scale industries resulted in many industries developing and the development of rural sectors.
Protection against imports ensured that the domestic productions had time to develop and had consumers.
Licenses ensured that the government had control over the private sector managed industries too.
There were conflicting ideas and thoughts about the various economic policies which ushered in a new economic policy in 1991.
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